Continue reading This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Alike by Pepe School Land.
Continue reading This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a nine-year-old boy interviews his father, and the themes of family and racism.
In the lesson students do a dictation, predict the answer to questions, …
In contrast, the English spoken in movies is very natural. Let’s say that you like watching crime films (these are great! After watching ten or twenty movies, you’ll start to learn vocabulary related to the context, or subject, of crime. For example, let’s say you learn the new word “detective”. On the other hand, if you learn the word “detective” through watching crime films, you’ll know “detective” can mean many things. The characters might be sad, happy, surprised, angry. I remember when I was a child, I had to watch hours and hours of really old movies like “Singing in the Rain”, “Mary Poppins” to learn English.
It’s also very close to what you’ll hear if you speak with native English speakers too. From the dictionary, you’ll know what that it means “a person who investigates crimes”. For example, it can be a title in front of a person (e.g. If you don’t know these films – you’re welcome to check them up – they’re really old!
Students revise job vocabulary, talk about jobs and employment, and watch and discuss a short film about employment. Continue reading This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a young man explains what he did when he was mugged at knifepoint.
In the lesson students talk about an imaginary situation, listen to a story, watch …
For example, in beginner English classes, you might have learnt how to say “it’s a quarter to seven” or “it’s raining cats and dogs”. As you can see – if you try to learn this by reading – you might have been confused. This probably sounds obvious, but if you choose a boring movie, you’ll bored.
While these are correct, we almost say these in real life. This is one of my favourite aspects of watching movies. The problem with learning new words with vocabulary lists is that you can learn what words mean, but not they are used. And maybe you’ll even hear things that will let you form opinions about the word (e.g. Even though the four phrases are written differently, they use the they are said. And if you’re bored, it will be difficult to pay attention…for more than one and a half hours!
Continue reading The Visual Arts Circle, founded by Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy, is a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals with a shared belief in the value of the visual arts in language education, which was launched at …